If you’ve noticed a dip in the performance of the heating and cooling system in your Knoxville, Tennessee, home, there could be a number of causes, including a problem with your duct system. Here are a few warning signs that you might need to schedule a professional air duct inspection.

More Expensive Energy Bills

An unexpected rise in your energy bills is a big red flag that there might be an issue with your ductwork. Leaks in your system cause your air conditioner and heater to work harder, resulting in higher energy bills. If your energy costs are suddenly higher than normal, contact a professional to look at your ducts.

Your Vents Are Dirty

Air vents that have more dirt and debris than normal might also require an inspection. When dust accumulates around your vents, it means there’s poor air circulation in your system, which can be caused by blockages in your ductwork.

Uneven Comfort Levels

If you find that certain rooms in your home are cooler or hotter than others, this can also indicate a problem with your ductwork. Leaks in your ducts can make it difficult for your comfort system to heat and cool your home evenly, which means some rooms will feel normal while others are stuffy or chilly, depending on the season.

Abnormal Breathing Problems

Issues with your ductwork can also cause respiratory issues such as allergies, sinus infections, and asthma attacks. This is because air might not be circulating correctly through your home, causing dust and other allergens to accumulate. If you notice you or one of your family members are experiencing respiratory issues, you should have a professional examine your ducts to see if anything is preventing normal air circulation.

If you notice any of these warning signs and want to have your ductwork inspected, call Cook’s Comfort Systems Inc. today at 865-248-5001. One of our home comfort professionals will examine your air ducts and resolve any issues that might be interfering with your system.

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